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November 17, 2011 “Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live.”
~ Jackie Windspear

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In this issue…
  • Support Legal Aid Foundation on Colorado Gives Day
  • From the CBA CLE Legal Connection
  • Improvements to CBA's Lending Library
  • Seniors: Share Your Pearls of Wisdom
  • The Civil Access Pilot Project: New Rules of Civil Procedure for Cases in Five Districts
  • Corporate Practice Update Series
  • Want a Website for $200 or Less? Follow Solo in Colo's WordPress Website Project
  • Come Hang Out With Us on Facebook
  • Optimize Your Membership with Cherry Creek Mortgage
  • Tip of the Week from Reba Nance: Adobe Reader App for iDevices and Android Phones
Support Legal Aid Foundation on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, Dec. 6
The Legal Aid Foundation is participating in Colorado Gives Day, a statewide initiative to encourage philanthropy and to support the nonprofits that serve our communities. For 24 hours, starting at midnight on Dec. 6, the value of any donation made online to the Legal Aid Foundation will be increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund. Help the Legal Aid Foundation maximize access to civil justice for low-income Coloradans.
Improvements to CBA's Lending Library
For those of you who don't already know, our Law Practice Management Lending Library has been relocated. We have made it more accessible to you, our members, by placing it in our lobby on the ninth floor. We encourage you to come browse the titles on a wide variety of topics, such as technology, marketing, finance, and some practice specific-materials. Click here for a full list of books available. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Eisenbach.
The Civil Access Pilot Project: New Rules of Civil Procedure for Cases in Five Districts, Friday, Dec. 2
This program will address the critical issues surrounding this new project including: Overview of the Civil Access Pilot Project; Discussion about Civil Access Pilot Project and Case Types; Responsibilities of Attorneys under the Rule; and Responsibilities of the Court under the Rule. This program will fill up quickly, so register now!
Want a Website for $200 or Less? Follow Solo in Colo's WordPress Website Project
In the coming weeks, tech guru Matt Willson and Solo in Colo blog chair Barb E. Cashman will launch their WordPress Website Project to show fellow attorneys that they can create their own website and it doesn't have to break the bank. The aim is to give solo and small firm attorneys the tools to make their own brand and control marketing and outreach. Read more about the project here.
Optimize Your Membership
Cherry Creek Mortgage
Pete Garvin from member benefit provider Cherry Creek Mortgage, weighs in on the pros and cons of purchasing and refinancing in the current economic climate.
From the CBA CLE Legal Connection
Colorado Adopts the Uniform Bar Examination
The Board of Law Examiners has announced that the state has officially adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), effective immediately. Colorado will administer the UBE with the February 2012 bar examination. Click here for more information.

Public Domain Citation Format Proposed for Colorado Supreme and Appeals Court Published Opinions
The Colorado Supreme Court is requesting written public comments by any interested person on a proposal to adopt a Public Domain Citation Format for Colorado Supreme Court and Court of Appeals published opinions. Click here for more information.

Spark the Discussion: Election Day 2011-A Mixed Bag for Medical Marijuana in Colorado
Election day has come and gone and, once again, numerous Colorado towns weighed in on marijuana policy. Most notably, four communities rejected bans on medical marijuana businesses and three areas endorsed bans. Click here to read more.

Piloting Change: A Brief Overview of the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project Rules
The Pilot Project makes significant changes to the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure for certain types of business cases in specified judicial districts, which will dramatically affect the way civil cases are litigated. Provided here is a brief overview of the highlights of the Pilot Project Rules. Click here for more information.
Seniors: Share Your Pearls of Wisdom
The CBA is asking Colorado's senior attorneys-65 years of age and better-to share a bit of the wisdom you have acquired over the course of your legal career. In fact, you may have a plethora of pearls to share-which is great; we just ask that they be brief and easily digestible. The association will compile this insight and possibly create something on the order of a "Golden Book of Anecdotes and Wisdom-From Attorneys For Attorneys." E-mail your comments to Leona Martínez, using the subject line "Golden Book." Mailed correspondence can be addressed to: Golden Book, c/o Leona Martínez, The Colorado Lawyer, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203. We look forward to hearing from you!
Corporate Practice Update Series, Dec. 6-13
Seven half-day programs are available to take as a series or individually. Programs include a review of the new Civil Access Pilot Project Rules, Business Entities, Privately Held Businesses, Securities, Franchises, Ethics, and M&A. The series is available for a total of 21 CLE credits including three ethics. Review the complete agenda and the faculty for each program.
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Tip of the Week from Reba Nance: Adobe Reader App for iDevices and Android Phones
Adobe released Adobe Reader for iDevices and Android phones, a free application available from the App Store and Android Market in a very quick download. The application starts with "Getting Started with Adobe Reader," a tutorial explaining the Adobe Reader interface. Even if you have a PDF application on your mobile device, add this one to your arsenal of mobile tools. It is quick, easy, and offers some of the classic Adobe Reader options not found in other applications. Features included in the Reader are search, magnify, vertical and horizontal scroll control, and bookmarks. It also supports password-protected PDF documents. In any view, touching the middle of the screen brings up the toolbars, and touching the bookmark in the lower right corner will display an active bookmark window. Opening a PDF file from your e-mail or a Web page is easy. In just 10 minutes, you can install this application, quickly run through the tutorial, and increase your PDF firepower. This is a long-overdue solution for users who just want to open, read, and navigate PDF files on their mobile devices.

Thank you to Diane Ebersole of the Michigan Bar and the ABA PMA Task Force for today's tip.

Feel free to email Reba Nance with questions.
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